Services Set for Slain Officer Lewis

The burial will be private

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    Clifton Lewis

    Services have been set for slain Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis.

    Lewis, who was shot to death during a convenience store robber in the Austin neighborhood last week, will be honored and laid to rest during a public ceremony at United Baptist Church, Thursday.

    A public wake is scheduled for Thrusday, January 5, at 10 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., according to Leak & Sons Funeral Home who is handling the services.

    The burial will be private.

    No arrests have been made in the slaying, but a $13,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer of killers is still available.

    Lewis was working his part time job at the M&M Quick Foods, at 1201 N. Austin St., on last Thursday night when two masked men walked in to rob the place. Lewis was shot in the head almost immediately, police Supt. Garry McCarthy said during a Friday press conference.

    "He is my very close friend. He is nice customer, and he always helped the people and everything.  That's all I can say," the store's manager said Saturday, overcome by grief.

    The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation initially offered a $10,000 reward. Another group chipped in $1,000. Tipsters should call 888-YPO-SHOT.

    The 6 foot, 5 inch tall Lewis had eight years of service with the Chicago Police Department. He'd earned 81 commendations during his time with the force.

    He asked his longtime girlfriend to marry him just four days before his death, on Christmas Day. She said yes.

    Lewis also leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter.

    "I love him so much and I miss him being here," the girl, Simone Lewis, through tears.